Sunday, November 4, 2012

Vanilla Muffins

Hi! Just wanted to do a quick post and share this yummy muffin recipe with you. My husband and I both graduated in 2006. While he returned to school to get his Masters degree, I found an incredible job at a Victorian tea house. They were only open for lunch but also served high tea and special things for large groups. It was the greatest job. I fit in well in such a girly environment! : ) Some days I waitressed, others I worked in the gift shop, but the most beneficial was the time I spent helping in the kitchen. I learned so much! The chef there was a nice girl about my age, and we had become good friends. She knew my love of baking so when there was a need for some extra help, I got to fill it! Every day we served these amazing muffins with each meal. Here is the smaller version of what we made. They are easy and delicious! Enjoy! : )

Vanilla Muffins

1/2 cup softened butter
3/4 to 1 cup sugar
2 eggs
2 tsp. vanilla extract
1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
2/3 cup cold milk

Preheat oven to 350°F.
Bake Time: 15-20 minutes.
Yield: 12 cupcakes.
Cream butter and sugar. Add eggs 1 at a time, beating after each addition. Stir in vanilla. In a separate bowl, stir together all dry ingredients. Add to butter mixture; stir in milk.

~This is a basic recipe and the possibilities are endless. They can be frosted if you like. You could add blueberries, strawberries, etc. They are also yummy with cinnamon sprinkled on top. Or you can just enjoy them as is! : )